Unit 2 marked.docx - ESSAY OUTLINE Topic In the texts of Hamlet Agamemnon and JFKs The President and the Press speech there are common elements of

Unit 2 marked.docx - ESSAY OUTLINE Topic In the texts of...

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ESSAY OUTLINE Topic: In the texts of Hamlet, Agamemnon, and JFK’s “The President and the Press” speech, there are common elements of tragedy and all 3 protagonists share a similar hubris and hamartia. Thesis Statement: While striving to achieve their goals, the hamartia of each protagonist is revealed. These tragic flaws take form in a hubristic manipulation and deception of the people and their actions, causing distrust, pain and even death. Mapping Scheme: 1. Made decisions that negatively impacted those they were responsible to protect, serve, love and honour. 2. Imposed their views, beliefs, and choices on others, disregarding the others beliefs, wants and needs. 3. Used their power and position not only to achieve their goal(s), but also to justify choices made and actions taken while achieving those goals. First Point Claim: Hamlet’s indecisiveness in killing Claudius caused him to make decisions that hurt those that he claimed to love. He justified these decisions and actions with his hubristic, and warped way of thinking. Evidence: 1. Hamlet murdered Polonius, in err, which was one of the factors that played a part in Ophelia’s insanity.

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